We are fundamentally committed to ensuring that neurodivergent people feel safe, supported, validated, and uplifted in their interactions with us. It’s why we created NeuroSpark: to be the change we wished to see; to provide an experience that is affirming from day one; and to be a breath of fresh air for people who have encountered providers who are unaffirming and unknowledgeable about neurodiversity. We celebrate uniqueness and individual differences without judgment. We take your experiences seriously and we recognize the privilege in being able to join you as you share your story, your perspectives, and your worldview.
We see you, we hear you, and we want you to know that. We love this community.
“I am so grateful that I found NeuroSpark.”
“I'm glad that self-diagnosis is accepted among the community, but the need for evidence, proof, support, whatever you want to qualify it as, is something that my mind just needed.”
“Everything I've experienced makes so much more sense now.”
“As far as my experience with NeuroSpark, I want to say that your method of evaluation is excellent.”
“...just knowing the provider I was working with was on my team, helped greatly.”
“The evaluation with NeuroSpark was like night and day compared to my other evaluation which felt cold and judgmental.”
“You both made me feel encouraged and supported and were excellent at really listening to me.”
“Something that really has stuck with me… is that I didn't have to wait on a diagnosis to start supporting myself. The diagnosis helps me understand myself better, but I've also reflected on this statement and have realized that supporting myself is not selfish and I need to not feel shame in that. Thank you for this simple statement. It has helped me more than you know.”
"This feels like a victory, especially for my self understanding"
"I am feeling better already about all my struggles. It's amazingly healing to connect with someone who gets it."
"First and foremost, I want to thank you for creating such a welcoming and non-judgmental environment"
"NeuroSpark created a very safe environment for me to share the struggles (and embarrassments) I experienced as a child/teen. Disclosing those experiences is typically something I avoid as an adult as it sparks a very high level of vulnerability; however, the professionals at NeuroSpark recognized that and worked hard to respect and acknowledge my past struggles without judgment."
"I feel relief that there is finally some explanation for the differences between myself and many of my peers, especially during childhood and adolescence."
"I feel more comfortable in my own skin, and also like I can now look back on my past actions and behaviors and give myself a little more grace."
"Working with NeuroSpark has been incredibly valuable to me both personally and professionally."
(We have consciously and deliberately chosen to not use names or initials to protect the identities of our clients as some of our clients have chosen to not disclose yet, or to not disclose at all.)